Archive for April, 2008

Helping Hands

April 30, 2008 Leave a comment

Recently we helped with some repair work on a friends house. This was out in the rural countryside and we took a visitor with us to see what life is like. They had a broken floorboard and plumbing problems, and we helped them install linoleum flooring and cupboards, cut some other shelves and helped out. We will probably be back to do some painting in the future. The wife is semi-handicapped and the father very old so it was nice to use our talents to help them like this.

some of the work

view from the window of the mountains and village homes, most more then a hundred years old, and the first WW.

and we’re done… for today.

Categories: That's Life

Light Looking

April 28, 2008 Leave a comment

Sorry for the lack of profound inspiration and thoughts of late (as if i ever had any), but I’m just trying to coup and find the light in things and situations particular to me. Here are some pics of simple life in the light and spring, as I strive to be too.

Categories: Photos

Painting Still

April 26, 2008 1 comment

These are dedicated to the lovely Sonia Lee, a wonderful painter and artist. Just some old painting things I found around the house.

Categories: Photos

Colors n’ Cowboy

April 23, 2008 1 comment

Well, I still have not got myself to commit trying to “take a picture a day”, it seems I always plan to do it tomorrow, but here are some pics I have taken as I do take opportunities that come and like to keep my eye sharp, learning an reading a lot but not much time for practice with all the other work I have to do.

The other day I went for a walk in the forest intending to take some pics, most of them did not work out, took some wrong turns and got to see some other villages and paths I would never have seen, walked a few more miles then I would have liked as well. There also was this weekend cowboy that came through the woods that I took a few pics of, upon coming home I found they were not real keepers on their own so I made them more era pics with PS, always a picture saver.

folds and grung, kinda retro looking

Tintype looking work on this one

Categories: Photos, That's Life

10 star paid = fruity

April 22, 2008 2 comments

Well this is not a whole album as it only has 6 songs and no cover (above is my work modifying one of Ryan’s fantastic pics from the Anthem shoot), but I thought I’d comment anyways.

It’s worth more then a mention, remember Phil (Princess) he has all grown up and shares his thoughts, rhyme and experiences as a new father in Magic. He’s not alone in this as Ryan (Beautifully Broken) writes but does not sing Dance, and Aiki contributes and sings Anthem, Seasons, Candle, with Anthem being the single with the MV of the same name. It’s hard to tell if this is actually a new band or supporting band/promo for these artists as these are just studio tracks, time will tell. In the meantime we have these tracks to groove into our ears that are refreshing, light, polishe,d and well produced to add to our musical playlist entourage from young artists hailing from Nippon adding to singer/songwriter alum like Steve, Masa, Florence, and Jesse.

Enjoy and download here and official MV for Anthem here. Don’t be a afraid to play and sing around the house, this is good fun earworm tunes for the whole family, shout out the Anthem!

While I was messing around with a fantisy cover I did one with other old mediums like vinyl and tape, Enjoy!

Categories: Rock on!

Friendly Feature

April 18, 2008 Leave a comment

This pic of mine was just featured by another member of DA in a fantasic set of pics with kids from among the members, it is on point #9 towards the end, so many other great pics to see there too and it is nice to be counted among them in this way.

Special thanks to model Jordan for his patience, he was only about 2 1/2-3 at the time and now one of the newest little missionaries to India, GBH!

Categories: Photos, That's Life

Precious Little – album review

April 17, 2008 Leave a comment

For those that don’t know this newest album (2006) from Jeremy Spencer it is because it has not been done by Aurora label but Blind Pig of Norway.

There are many reviews on the web for this as it is a mainstream album and can be bought on Amazon and other sites with all the technical words for this kind of music that I honestly do not know so I’ll review it a little differently.

This showcases what I have been fortunate to know all these years, I was reading the jacket tonight and read what the album producer Jostein Forsberg said about hearing his songs when he was young and then missing it for 33 years, well I consider myself fortunate to have lived and heard Jeremy’s music all of my 31 years. It’s interesting how our perspectives are so different but appreciation the same, he is a legend that I am glad the world is finally able to know and enjoy free from all the rock scene and band lures for big bucks that befell previous attempts of his to record commercially. He has hit the right note this time in just using what God has given him in the simple style and rhythm and gift of sound for the Lords glory, and that is what is sending reviews around the world.

For those of us that have seen him on various videos (someone dug up old “Forever Young” concert video the other night from 1990 that was fun to see again) and CDs and India concerts he has been a mainstay and a founding father of our unique music history but I think I will always mostly remember all he went through, one of the few who had a career that joined in the early days and it meant little to him for the great rewards he exchanged it for, I’m sure his musical influence and artwork have had an impact in each and every child over the last 30 years and will continue to for generations, we are the precious little he sings of, and the biggest winners here.

Though the media is saying this is his comeback album I think it is just a little blessing for all his forsaking. God say what we forsake he will repay in this life and in the next and this is a little bit of blessings for him and blues lovers everywhere, his love and passion for Him (Dr. J) and others (Serene Serena, Precious Little) flies off every note.

With 12 tracks of blues it is seldom that you feel it is not enough, but that is Precious Little. Will there be precious more? Let’s hope so; we know he’s good for it.

Hear samples here. Also cycles on The Glitch radio. Though this is one is mostly for the world of blues.

Categories: Rock on!